Robyn Beresford B.A. (Hons), LTCL, I.D.T.A tells us all about her new role as St John’s LAMDA Tutor Hello, what a pleasure and privilege to be invited to write a few paragraphs and take this opportunity to introduce myself. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first few weeks at St John’s, meeting the happy students and staff….September 30, 2019
The School Council and Heads of School kick-started the year by welcoming the Warden of the Dean Close Foundation, Mrs Emma Taylor, to a special lunch on Friday 27th September. Mrs Taylor was really impressed with the ideas put forward by the pupils and is looking forward to hearing more about the Council’s work this…September 27, 2019
In September this year, 32 pupils from Year 5 & 6 set sail to spend a fun-filled five days in France. The pupils were all excited to be taking their first overseas residential trip – good practice for South Africa later on – and spirits were high as the coach left school on Saturday morning….September 21, 2019
Pupils were put through their paces on Tuesday September 17th as they took part in a very special Inspired Through Sport day. Assembly at St John’s on-the-Hill School was taken by triathlete Chris Silver, who introduced them to the principles of having a growth mindset, before taking various year groups on warm-ups, sprints and fitness…September 18, 2019
St John’s first Academic Enrichment Evening of the year was led by the Head of Cheltenham Ladies College, Eve Jardine Young, on the topic of Life in 2050. It was lovely that several of our visitors from Stirling School in South Africa were able to join us too. In her brilliant speech, she took us…September 17, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill pupil Agnes Bathurst rode as part of the Dean Close Foundation team at the CLC and National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) show on Saturday 14 September at Rectory Farm Equestrian Centre. Agnes completed two great rounds in both the 75cm and 85cm classes against schools from across the UK to see her…September 14, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill School raised £365 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice at its Wye House Roald Dahl Charity Day on Friday 13 September. The children came to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl characters. The pupils wowed with their own versions of Mr Fox, Willy Wonka, the BFG, Matilda, the Twits, witches, Oompa-Loompas, and…September 13, 2019
Pre-Prep had a visit from Atomic Andrew on Monday 9 September. He taught Year 2 all about what it is like to be in space. The children learnt about gravity, forces, pressure, nutrition and breathing. They also had the opportunity to launch a rocket, wearing space gloves. The children in Kindergarten, Reception and Year 1…September 13, 2019
Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a visit to St Fagans National Museum of History on Tuesday 10th September as an introduction to their new topic, ‘Tribal Tales’. They are learning about the period of history stretching from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and they took part in hands-on workshops to get a…September 10, 2019
As part of a new well-being programme at St John’s on-the-Hill School the children are having lessons about how the brain works and how people learn. These encourage pupils to focus on developing their abilities with increased effort and a willingness to learn from mistakes. The programme, led by Miss Duncan, began with a special…September 10, 2019
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St John’s pupil Elisabeth is losing her lovely locks in order to raise money for something very close to her...
St John’s on-the-Hill, Chepstow’s independent preparatory school, has announced the appointment of its new Head Mr Nick Thrower. It has been...